Revealed: List of UAE public holidays in 2013

Well begun is half done, they say.

If that is indeed true, 2013 will be off to a bumper start – it will begin with a holiday and will, hopefully, have more public holidays than 2012.

There are a handful that fall on a Thursday, which means (yes!) longer weekends, while there are others that fall on Sunday which means (yes, yes!) longer weekends again.

In fact, there’s this whole week (almost) in October 2013 that everyone in the country might be on a holiday (fingers-crossed).

Plan ahead, guys!

Without much ado, presenting the list of UAE’s public holidays in 2013:

Occasion
Date
Day
Duration (No. of days)
New Year’s Day
January 1
Tuesday
1
Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday (PBUH)
January 24
Thursday
1
Israa & Miaraj Night*
June 6
Thursday
1
Beginning of Ramadan
July 9
Tuesday
0
Eid Al Fitr*
August 8/9/10
Thu/Fri/Sat
3
Arafat (Haj) Day*
October 14
Mon
1
Eid Al Adha*
October 15
Tue/Wed/Thur
3
Hijri New Year’s Day*
November 5
Tue
1
 UAE National Day
December 2/3
Mon/Tue
2
*Islamic holiday exact dates are subject to moon sighting and may differ from the date given

 Happy Holidays!

 

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